Syncope as first and only sign of left atrial myxoma

Authors: M. Samoš ;  M. Kňazeje ;  J. Dvorský ;  F. Kovář ;  P. Galajda ;  M. Mokáň
Authors‘ workplace: I. interná klinika Jesseniovej lekárskej fakulty UK a UN Martin, Slovenská republika, prednosta prof. MUDr. Marián Mokáň, DrSc., FRCP Edin.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2013; 59(2): 132-135
Category: Case Report


Myxoma is the most frequent primary heart tumor. It is localised in the left atrium in majority of cases, but each of heart chambers may be affected. Left atrial myxoma becomes symptomatic in case it leads into mitral valve obstruction, systemic embolisation or it manifests with unspecific systemic symptoms. Echocardiography is a golden standard of myxoma diagnostics. We present a case of 61-years old woman patient in whom excercise induced syncope was the first and only sign of far gone left atrial myxoma with left ventricle inflow tract obstruction, leading to mitral pseudostenosis.

Key words:
left atrial myxoma – syncope – mitral pseudostenosis


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